I've been posting in Introductions but figured I should move to here as it's become somewhat of a diary. Hi everyone!
I've been using this site for the last month as inspiration to help me begin and stick to my own weight loss journey but hadn't been brave enough to start sharing it until now. Seeing how determined you all are and how much success you can have if you put your mind to it has been so encouraging.
My name is Emma and I've been overweight for most of my life, BMI obese for maybe the last 6 years at least. I'm 26 and have never had any kind of body confidence, I hate the way I look. I've tried all sorts of diets in the past but never been able to stick to anything long enough to get results. This year I reached 15st11lb, the heaviest I've ever been, and I was devastated but not surprised. I'm a carb junkie!
My sister (smaller but still overweight) and I decided we needed to do something a bit more drastic than our failed attempt at SW last year and decided to try Lipotrim. We've stuck with it for the last 5 weeks and I lost 24lbs which is crazy to me! I never thought I could actually stick with something and be able to lose so much so quickly. It was too expensive to do longer term though so I did some research (and checked out minimins again!) and found out about Exante which cost about half as much. And after Lipotrim I was looking forward to the variety!
Today was Day 1 of Exante and I'm feeling really positive about it. The packs taste really good and it's given me a renewed energy to continue this journey to find the body that I am happy with. So I decided to start documenting the adventure here, maybe I can encourage myself and others who might feel like they are just destined to be fat forever!
Thank you to everyone who has shared their own experiences here and helped me to begin mine.
Day 3 and things are going really well so far. I'm loving the flavours of the shakes but I think turkey dinner is my fave so far. Didn't really enjoy the maple granola 'cereal', way too sweet for me. I keep checking the Exante site and it looks like things go in and out of stock super fast so ordered some more varieties and waiting (im)patiently for pasta carbonara, Irish cream and cherry bakewell to make it through the snow! Has anyone tried the choco puffs? I've been a bit put off the 'cereals' by the granola .
I feel like I'm more hungry with this than I was with the lipotrim but I'm putting that down to the higher carb and sugar content. Hopefully I'm still in ketosis.